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There's No Mystery When It Comes To Our Volunteers

A couple of weeks ago the branch held a party to thank our volunteers. In addition to getting to know one another better, library staff hosted a murder mystery game where literary characters where the suspects. A great time was had by all. To commemorate the occasion we put this video together.

African American Read-In 2013

The Barbara Bush Branch Library would like to thank E.B.O.N.Y. for co-sponsoring the African American Read-In at the Cypress Creek Community Center. A great time was had by all. We hope you can join us next year. Also, thank you to all the authors who came this year to speak:

Crystal Allen, Anna Pearl Barrett, Chester Hicks, Leah Holder, Callie Holley, Ramos Lewis, Bianca Patterson, Byron C. Taylor, Sr., Dr. Cherrye Vasquez and Kelly Vasquez

Program Cancellation

Picture Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesDue to scheduling the presentation by Francis O'Donnell, co-author of "in the Footsteps of Marco Polo," has been cancelled at the Barbara Bush Branch Library. Don't fret though.

Poetry Jam: So Many Ifs

It is time again for another teen Poetry Jam submission. Check out Jeniffer's So Many Ifs. It was inspired by Rudyard Kipling's If. Pretty cool.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Tomorrow!

Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesDon't forget that in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month the Aldine Branch will be hosting a celebration tomorrow. There will be many things to enjoy like music, crafts, and so much more. The event is free to the public and will run from 10am to 2pm. We hope to see you there!

Local Student Raises Money for the Library

Elodio with his Donation BoxMeet Elodio. He's a student in the area and enjoys coming to the Aldine Branch. He likes it so much that he took it upon himself to raise money for the branch. Lately he has been collecting the loose change he finds and keeping it in an old candy box so that he can give it to the branch once it is full.

When he turned in his first donation we asked him why he was gathering the change for us. He said that he wanted to make sure the "library stays open forever." Also according to Elodio, it is his hope that kids will always be able to come to the library and have fun. We thank you, Elodio, for your efforts. We are glad that we can be here for you.

Aldine Teens Recognized for Innovation

Teen VolunteersThe Harris County Public Library annual report for 2011-2012 has been released and we are proud to announce that the teens of the Aldine Branch Library were singled out for their efforts. The report highlights their 2nd Place finish in the American Library Association's "Why I Need My Library" Video Contest, as well as the branch's participation (spearheaded by the teens) in the Houston Art Car Parade.

As Summer Ends Web 2.Yo! Begins

Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesTeens, now that the Summer Reading Program is completed, Web 2.Yo! will be returning to its regular weekly meetings. Starting September 10th the Internet class for those who want more will be back every Monday from 4pm-5pm. We will kick off the session with a number of activities, including starring in a music video, as well as visiting resources dedicated to remembering 9/11.  

Film School (Sort Of)

Reel to Reel Projector: Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesTeens, school for Aldine ISD starts on Monday. It will be a busy day. There will be new subjects to study, new textbooks to read, and new friends to make. Once it is over, you'll need to wind down and what better way to do so than with a movie? That's right. The Aldine Branch will be showing a movie to celebrate the first day of school. The show starts at 3PM in the meeting room and we'll see you there. And bring that new friend you made along with you.

The Poetry Jam Continues

We have the latest installment from the teens' Poetry Jam sessions. Watch how Johana tamed her computer's visualizer with her very own poetry tune!

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